Teaching counting skills just got more fun with these best Halloween books for kids. Yep, each of the books on this list is Halloween themed and teaches counting. 3,2,1 here we go.
Best Halloween Counting Books
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Count to 13 in Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party by Erin Barker. A party is happening and everything needs to be just spookily right for the guests.
Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane is a sing-along. Count along with werewolves, goblins, witches, and other Halloween monsters from 1 to 10. The rhythm and rhyme makes this a good choice for a circle time read-aloud.
“Over in the forest
Where the trees hide the sun
Lived a big mommy monster
And her little monster one.”
Another one to sing is 13 Nights of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich. This one is set to the tune, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
And, another sing-along is The Halloween House by Erica Silverman. This time to the tune “Over in the Meadow” children will practice countdown from ten to none.
One Halloween Night by Salina Yoon has children lifting the flaps to find groups of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 , and all the way to 10.
Zip! Zoom! On a Broom by Teri Sloat not only works on counting but also rhyming words. Join the ten witches as they take off into the night.
Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book by Stephen Savage walks us from 10 pumpkins to one in this Halloween themed disappearance.
The Ghouls Come Haunting One by One by Tom McDermott is a sing along book making it a fun for a circle time read-aloud. Children will love singing, “The ghouls come haunting three by three, Oh nooo! Oh nooo!…”
Ghost in the House by Ammi-Joan Paquette walks us through the house as different creatures come out one by one.
Halloween Sky Ride by Elizabeth Spurr doesn’t actually contain counting words in the text, but it’s a great book to use to practice counting. A witch flies on a broom picking up a different creature on each page spread. So, the children can count how many things are on the broom each time. They will practice counting to seven. You can also practice ordinal numbers from first to seventh.
Count down all the way from 20 in Pumpkin Countdownby Joan Holub. This one is a good choice before a trip to the pumpkin patch. Also, the book includes lots of pumpkin information on the endpapers.
Printable Book List of Counting Halloween Books
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